For the CBC, the March on Washington Is a Call to Action

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  • Rep. James Clyburn (South Carolina)
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri)
  • Rep. Donna Edwards (Maryland)
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania)
  • Rep. André Carson (Indiana)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (California)
  • Rep. Corrine Brown (Florida)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (Maryland)
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (New York)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (Florida)
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (Florida)
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (Wisconsin)
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (Missouri)
  • Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (Mississippi)
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (Alabama)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (New Jersey)
  • Rep. Robin Kelly (Illinois)
  • Keeping Hope Alive
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri)

“I was in high school the day hundreds of thousands of people protested for jobs and freedom in our nation’s capital and first heard the inimitable inspiration of Dr. King later on a record. I was captivated nonetheless. Our civil rights struggle began before that day and continues even now, but we will not rest until we are able to make the promise of America the practice.”

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